Urban Resilient Futures Burnaby

Urban Resilient Futures Burnaby (URF) works with residents and stakeholders to accelerate climate action for a carbon resilient future. In partnership with Simon Fraser University’s Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, the City of Burnaby, and Vancity, the initiative offers a proof-of-concept model for how municipalities can engage their urban populations in their work to mitigate the climate crisis.

The program is focused on the following areas of work:

  • Zero Emissions Buildings Retrofit Task Force
  • Neighbourhood Climate Action Projects and Awareness Campaign
  • Citizens’ Assembly on Livable and Resilient Neighbourhoods; and
    Participatory approach to governance, learning and evaluation

Click here to view the final report of recommendations of the Buildings Retrofit Taskforce, and click here to view the related preliminary Burnaby-wide Zero-Emissions Building Retrofit Strategy.

URF’s current focus is on its Neighbourhood Climate Action and Awareness projects, including the launch of a Climate Action Fellowship, which sought to co-power Burnaby residents and institutional leads to become climate champions in their communities.

Join Us

If you are a City of Burnaby staff member, an SFU researcher or student, a Burnaby non-profit organization, or a community member, and would like to collaborate with the Civic Innovation Lab, please contact us through the link below.